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Gators receiver Frankie Hammond: A good guy who made a poor decision

GAINESVILLE -- Troubling news amid UF's College World Series celebration on Saturday night. UF receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. of Hallandale was arrested early Sunday morning for driving drunk.

Hammond has been suspended from team activities, according to UF. Let's hope UF coach Urban Meyer remains consistent and allows Hammond back on the team. Meyer gives second chances to deserving people and Hammond is certainly deserving of a second chance.

Janoris Jenkins, beast that he is, resisted arrest last year by fighting through a police Taser and received limited punishment from Meyer. Aaron Hernandez played football and smoked marijuana at UF, God bless him. Carlos Dunlap was arrested for driving drunk before the SEC championship game and remained on the team. I could keep going, but you get the point. Meyer is usually a forgiving coach, and it has served him well in the past.

Hammond is a good student and a good person who made a poor decision on Sunday. UF is sometimes tough on students who drive drunk and for good reason, but Hammond deserves a second chance.

-jo-

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Driving intoxicated is serious stuff. How many reminders of dead people do we need to see? Given the recent past and the fiery speech to the players that Meyer also made, I say come down very hard on Mr. Hammond. Whiskey bottles in the car? This sh*t needs to end and if Mr. Hammond needs to be the sacrificial lamb (little late for that) then so be it. A bar fight? So what! Weed? So what! Operating a 3,000 pound missile that kills people? Inexcusable. Pull Frankie to the front at a team meeting and tell him to pack his locker up and call back in November. Good kid...blah blah blah...Hard worker...blah blah blah... ENOUGH !

you are nothing more than a UFelons apologist. Your comments demonstrate just what Suburban Cryer is--a coach who will win at all costs, including keeping criminals on the teeam. 28 arrests--what kind of track record is that?

These kids need to be dismissed from school, or at lesat have their scholarships revoked. You can defend them all you want, but his "poor decision" put people's lives in danger.

Let's hope Cryer keeps his track record at UFelons intact and lets another miscreant stay on the team. Eventually, it will come back to really haunt him when one of these kids kills someone and there's he-you know what to pay.

A good guy who made a poor decision?? Another one?? Really??

This is what you run with over Gator baseball? sad, gator hater.

How much do thay pay the football players up there in GAYniesville??, The dudes drunk drivin with 'two' bottles of crown (1 of the most expensive whiskeys u can buy).
Living large i guess.

Is this just a program run amock and the players havin NO respect for a head coach or the team.
With all the arrests (30+ & growing), with a head coach on rehab (opps i mean vacation), with all scrutiny and discussions about the lack of discipline with the program, and you STILL have players disrespecting the team. You'd think they would be on thier best behavior to ease the pressure URBIN'S under..
BUT NO, I GOTTA GET MY FREAK ON...

I agree with you Goody. Of course, all the people above have never gone to a bar and driven home, mostly likely (at least legally) drunk.

Hammond is a good kid -- just that a "kid" -- and should be punished, but no removed on this incident alone.

I have to agree and disagree. Yes he's a kid and he made a poor decision but at the same time DUI's are serious offenses. I guess the most important thing is that no one was hurt or injured from this incident. But I think Meyer needs to lay the hammer down. Hammond should be suspended for at least 2 games despite what his BAC was when he was driving.

"Lack of Institutional Control" LOL --- you canes need to think more about your conference situation or you will be suffering from the "Lack of an Institution" when your program goes titsup.

Urban Meyer has got to take control of this team and quick. He's a kid, he made a bad decision, blah,blah,blah. The bottom line is untill Urban drops the hammer and lets them know this type of stuff will not be tolerated it will not stop. It's time for Urban to walk the walk because the talk fell on deaf ears. On another note, great series for the gators this weekend. The better team won. Good luck in Omaha.

Where is the national media??? Is there still an NCAA board that investigates these kind of things???Violent and potentially violent crimes are commited in Gainseville on a regular basis these last few years.At least in UM's "PAYDAY" years there were nowhere this many arrests. The only reason we got the "HAMMER" was because noone liked us showboating how good we were then. Someone needs to look into this school and fix its problems. I used to like the Gators (a long time ago) but this is ridiculous. Do they think no one is watching???

Jo:

I read your blog from time to time and for the most part you play fair but you are implying that Meyer does not discipline the players.

Look at all the players that have been kicked off the team during Meyer's tenure:

DT Gary Brown - Dismissed
CB J. Rickerson - Dismissed
QB Cam Newton - Dismissed
DT Marcus Thomas - Dismissed (was given chances but eventually removed)
OL Ronnie Wilson - Dismissed (was given chances but eventually removed)
S J. Hornsby - Dismissed
LB John Demps - Dismissed
CB A. Atkins - Dismissed (R.I.P. This really hurt Meyer)

I may be missing a few but you get the point.


Posted by: The []_[] | June 14, 2010 at 09:07 AM

bringing that crap back in here?

The []__[] SUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs

Posted by: pants K'd 12 | June 14, 2010 at 09:41 AM

Whatever dude. Try to take a copliment with some class. I know you don't want it to be like it was in here.

captain jiggly, shouldn't you be in summer school??? Did you even think about what you typed??? It makes no sense. We have no "situation " as of now, and our program is on it's way up(not titsup)and even if that were not so (which it is) UM would still be there , so there would be no "lack of institution" . Lack of institution means no institution. Do you actually think they would shut down the entire campus if the football team went "titsup". OH, i getit now , you live on a farm. "Titsup" thats funny, but still does not apply.

Capt. jiggly. by the way there is no control at uf. And dont blame most of those arrests on zooks players , he was not there, Urban was. Urban is "suspossed" to hold the players accountable when he is on watch.They were his players since the day he signed his contract. It has nothing to do with old coaches.

The Gators make it to the CWS and the leading story is about another Florida player getting arrested?

Janoris Jenkins, beast that he is, resisted arrest last year by fighting through a police Taser and received limited punishment from Meyer.

LOL thats my favorite part. bravo coach, bravo! what an absolute joke

I say suspend him for a year and let him work his way back on. DUI is serious stuff & these kids need to learn a lesson. I understand people, especially young kids, make mistakes and I know personally I drove when I maybe shouldn't have while at Gainesville (didn't get caught luckily). But, these kids are getting a free ride & they aren't learning their lesson clearly. Sending a message here would be important to this team & getting things under control.

...28 and counting under Urban Leyer
Go UFELONS get up and goooooo

like it was with your scumbag []__[] logo?

yeah, like it was

The []__[]SUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs

leave your scumbag logo at the door chump

I know you don't want it to be like it was in here.

Posted by: The []_[] | June 14, 2010 at 10:11 AM

F you!

Like it was or like it is? Like u sukkkk in baseball, basketball, and football. Like your coach is dumber than a box of hammers. Like your stadium is an empty joke. Like your conference gets laughed at. Like your broke ass rides buses across town. Like your QB is a skinny weak arm chump...yeah...like it was

I agree with Rick...the Gators finally beat UM to move onto the CWS and we are talking about some Redshirt freshman boozin' up?
We have had way too many regressions on the football team and it makes Urban Meyer look like a parent who can't control his kid and obviously tarnishes UF's image and reputation as a flagship educational institution. I understand he has booted other players for digressions but not booting Dunlap off and possibly only slapping Hammond's wrist will only make this worse. I know he wants to win but having players engage in this kind of behavior only seems to show that Urban can't control the party. On another note, you Canes fans are running out of stuff to talk about. I understand your football program is a joke but maybe you all should worry about winning your joke of a conference and finishing better than your 9-7 joke of a record before you try to be a comedian about UF Atheltics...a program that is lightyears ahead of yours.

And Dunlap was suspended for the biggest game of the year. A player that was pivotal to our pass rush and run defense.

Jo:

I read your blog from time to time and for the most part you play fair but you are implying that Meyer does not discipline the players.

Look at all the players that have been kicked off the team during Meyer's tenure:

DT Gary Brown - Dismissed
CB J. Rickerson - Dismissed
QB Cam Newton - Dismissed
DT Marcus Thomas - Dismissed (was given chances but eventually removed)
OL Ronnie Wilson - Dismissed (was given chances but eventually removed)
S J. Hornsby - Dismissed
LB John Demps - Dismissed
CB A. Atkins - Dismissed (R.I.P. This really hurt Meyer)

I may be missing a few but you get the point.

Percy harvin
Aaron hernandez
tony joiner
Jarvis moss
etc

if u can play you don't get more than a slap on a wrist

Watching Sportscenter this A.M. -- did I see that statistic correctly -- ACC made $67M and SEC made $202M last year?

These canes guys need to focus their ire on the high mucky-mucks at the ACC and not the misadventures of baby gators. We're not talking about "keeping up with the Jones'" we're talking about the survival of your program!

Miami sucks...

Anyone defending this kid with there gaytorname after there post, I hope one of these THUGS kills a family member of yours next time, then every gaytor game you see the rest of your life you can think about it, and how much
Urban cares about fans and citizens of Gainesville.

Gators receiver Frankie Hammond: A good guy who made a poor decision

Where have we heard this before? It's time to quit accepting this kind of behavior from our football team. Urban needs to step up and lay the smackdown. Obviously his speach at spring practice fell on deaf ears.

Posted by: The []__[] SUKKKKKKKKKKKKs | June 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM

You need to hit urbie up pronto and see if he will front you some of his meds. You can rest assured he filled a couple of scripts after Sundays "latest" arrest. His "esophageal spasms" must be giving him fits.

Anyone defending this kid with there gaytorname after there post, I hope one of these THUGS kills a family member of yours next time, then every gaytor game you see the rest of your life you can think about it, and how much
Urban cares about fans and citizens of Gainesville.

Posted by: cane in g-ville | June 14, 2010 at 01:01 PM

It's your fault, it's my fault, it's Urban's fault, it's society's fault, it's his parent's fault, it's foley's fault, it's the City of Gainesville's fault, blah, blah, blah.

This is an adult who did something really dumb (and dangerous). He should be held accountable (and will). There is nothing else to say here.

Posted by: Evidence of a Slow News Day | June 14, 2010 at 01:29 PM

Actually it should be a good news day for Gator fans because of the baseball team. Unfortunately the football team is once again makeing news for all the wrong reasons.

Kids under 21 will always drink. This kid made a bad mistake, that was dangerous for all.

GO GATORS

Look at all these Cane fans sitting on their high horses! How many of you guys can honestly say you've never had a few drinks or more and driven home???? I guarantee you NONE of you can! So quit acting like this is some unforgiven act he's just committed.

Janoris Jenkins only person in Alachua county history, since tasers where permitted for use to have resisting charge dropped after being tased by police??? Hmmmmmm??

A question for GAYtor fan, if you know you wont get punished or just get a slap on the wrist, wouldn't you be out gettin your freak on??
donnie 'i need 2 bottles of crown 2 get my freak on' hammond,
carlos 'frank the tank' dunlap,
aaron 'i smoke 2 joints, then i smoke 2 more' hernandez,
gary 'i can beat up 2 women at once' brown,
janoris 'it took a taser 2 stop me from resistin' jenkins..

Is it a case of the players dont care what the head coach says, or is it a case of the head coach doesnt care what the players do as long we win and i pad my resume..

I agree that he should be punished - probably suspended for 2 games, but kicked off the team or lose his scholarship is ridiculous. It is his first mistake and he is a freshman, so clearly deserves another chance.

I love how the coach gets all the blame. This would have happened no matter who the coach was - Vince Lombardi, Bill Parcells, Phil Jackson - it doesn't matter. It is the offseason, guys are going to do what they want. Do you think a player really says to himself "uh, oh coach would not approve of this behaviour" prior to doing something foolish?

Its almost like the USC situation, even though I hate them, it does seem unfair that a school can get punished so severely for what a player does on his own away from school. Many times a school has no knowledge of a player taking money, yet only the school is left to blame. Without 24/7 escorts for each player, not sure what institutional controls would have prevented that from occuring.

R u GAYtor fans & especially u social GAYtor, just plain dumb or just really ignorant.
This is 4 social GAYtor, a dude drives 2 practice in a escalade, his parents go 2 all road games, live in a home way above thier pay scale. c no evil, hear no evil, etc, etc..
This is 4 GAYtor fan, i guess the thugs dont care what the head coach says & the head coach doesnt care what the thugs do as long as they can ball...

just plain dumb or just really ignorant.

Posted by: jim rome


What a dumb f*ck.

HE SUCKS ANYWAY!!
Anyone hear of USC jr's jumping ship?

steve-o put the pipe down dude & thats the best u can come up with!!
Another example of a intelligent GAYtor who i guess graduated & is workin at a waffle house..
SCATTERED & SMOTHERED DUDE....

cane choir boys would sell their nutz and agree to 100 arrests for a 'ship.

aint happening doooshes

The problem is that the players have been DRILLED lately about not getting into trouble and then this. It's the lack of intelligence just as much as the judgement that concerns me. Gale Lemerand Blvd at 2:00 AM on a Saturday night? The heart of campus, right by the Stadium and the O'Dome? Figure there might be a few campus cops nearby?? Might as well do "circle eight's" and burnouts in the police station parking lot. Duuuuuuhhhhh!


Look at all these Cane fans sitting on their high horses! How many of you guys can honestly say you've never had a few drinks or more and driven home???? I guarantee you NONE of you can! So quit acting like this is some unforgiven act he's just committed.

Posted by: GatorAlum | June 14, 2010 at 02:29 PM

Its been reported that he blew a .188 at the police station. yea, he definately just had a drink to many at the bar and chose to drive home. I guess that entire 2nd bottle of whiskey was the one drink to many

well with all these arrests I guess it solidifies our dynasty pretty much like da U in the 80's. If anything cane fans should be proud.

The problem is that the players have been DRILLED lately about not getting into trouble and then this. It's the lack of intelligence just as much as the judgement that concerns me. Gale Lemerand Blvd at 2:00 AM on a Saturday night? The heart of campus, right by the Stadium and the O'Dome? Figure there might be a few campus cops nearby?? Might as well do "circle eight's" and burnouts in the police station parking lot. Duuuuuuhhhhh!

Posted by: ReptilesRule | June 14, 2010 at 08:56 PM

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gator_clause/2010/06/gators-receiver-frankie-hammond-a-good-guy-who-made-a-poor-decision.html#ixzz0qvPkNtYn
Thats hilarious, but its true the entire campus is 20 mph and after 2:00am pedestrians are everywhere heading home from the bars.
I love doind circle 8 burnouts myself that was funny

Way to respect your coach, frankie 'i need 2 bottles of crown 2 get my freak on' hammond.
The head coach is on medical leave, rehab or vacation, or whatever and this is how you heed his warnings about towing the line..
isnt this just a total lack of respect 4 the head coach, 4 his team, & 4 his teammates or what!!!

Hey JIm, your QB, head coach, and fan base all suk an azzzz.

run along now dweebo

They have won 6 of the last 7.

They own the HTH 28 - 26.

They have more ships 5 > 3.

They went undefeated 3x us 0.

Sorry about the above post guys. I saw urbie at CVS last night and he gave me one of his little pills. Wow do those things work. I can actually think more rational now. I will say they did not do shyt for my esophageal spasms.

Funny you bring up his massive drug use. I wrote a song about Opium Meyer and his current addiction, I call it Meyer's Little Helper:

What a drag it is getting owned

Drugs are different today
I hear Urban Meyer say
Coach needs something today to calm his "spasms"
And though he's not really ill
There's a bunch of purple pills
He goes running for the shelter of Urban Meyer's little helper
And it helps him on his way, gets him through each losing day

Games are different today
I hear Urban Meyer say
Paroling all these thugs is just a drag
So he buys another ref and a lawyer and a judge
And goes running for the shelter of Urban Meyer's little helper
Yells at reporters on the way, missing Teblow more each day

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, he took four more
What a drag it is getting owned

Alabama just ain't the same today
I hear Urban Meyer say
Saban just doesn't appreciate the QB sneak
Tebow's so hard to satisfy, he can bend over 20 times
Then go running for the shelter of Urban Meyer's little helper
Four will help him through the night, help to minimize his fright

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, he took four more
What a drag it is getting boned

Coaching just much too hard today,
I hear Urban Meyer say
That top 1% just keeps going to jail
Once he takes some more of those, he will come back again to coach
Still he's running for the shelter of Urban Meyer's little helper
They will help him on his way, to his busy dying day

LMAOROTFL - Opium Meyer!

Pass it around to the other Gator sites, they will love it!

miami sucks

florida sucks


^^^^^^^^^^

damn tourettes

wow slow day for the janitorial staff i see... they have time to write poems about the gators...love the effort... school should be getting out soon though, grab your brooms and garbage bags UM fans/alumni

Posted by: wrote a song about it wanna hear it here it go

What a drag it is getting owned, Part Deaux
(to any accompaniment you would like)


Butch Davis

The end.

Let's look back at some other past headlines from Gator Clause:

Gators receiver Frankie Hammond: A good guy who made a poor decision - another DUI

Gator Aaron Hernandez: A good guy who made a poor decision - repeated failed marijuana tests
Gator Avery Atkins: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - beating his baby momma, drug abuse.
Gator Brandon James: A good guy who made a poor decision - felony marijuana buying (with so many guys on the team that could have supplied him!)
Gator Cam Newton: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - theft of a laptop and destruction of the property when the owner dared to call the cops.
Gator Carl Johnson: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - rape and stalking of his victim
Gator Carlos Dunlap: A good guy who made a poor decision - another DUI
Gator Chris Rainey: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - accepting cash and gifts, later claims he was just joking.
Gator Dallas Baker: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - steals a bike, telling the cops he considers bikes with nobody on them "adandoned".
Gator Darryl Gresham: A good guy who made a poor decision - marijuana when he wasn't a starter.
Gator Dawayne Grace: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - battery and theft, then assault.
Gator Dee Webb: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - shooting out people's windows, telling the cops he was in the shower with seven friends at the time.
Gator Dorian Munroe: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - felony theft, illegal parking
Gator Dustin Doe: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - resisting arrest after a fight
Gator Gary Brown: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - beating women
Gator Jacques Rickerson: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - strangling his girlfriend and pot possession. I thought pot was supposed to mellow a guy out?
Gator Jamar Hornsby: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - selling "free" tickets, assault, and stealing a dead girl's credit card for a shopping spree.
Gator Janoris Jenkins: A good guy who made a poor decision - assault, needed to be tasered
Gator Jarvis Moss: A good guy who made a poor decision - repeated failed marijuana tests,
Gator Jermaine Cunningham: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - theft and assault
Gator John Curtis: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - another drunken spree, gets off the hook for community service, and then IGNORES the community service.
Gator Jon Demps: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - marijuana and driving with a suspended license
Gator Louis Murphy: A good guy who made a poor decision - marijuana
Gator Marcus Thomas: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - repeated failed marijuana tests, cocaine.
Gator Marquis Hannah: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - assault and robbery
Gator Nyan Boateng: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - fighting with a woman, chose one that had a weapon for protection
Gator Percy Harvin: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - theft, marijuana, slugging a ref
Gator Riley Cooper: A good guy who made a poor decision - resisting an officer and failing to comply with a lawful order, and smashing a car window attempting to punch driver
Gator Ronnie Wilson: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - punching a guy, and then shooting at him, marijuana, floowed by ANOTHER assault.
Gator Taurean Charles: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - girl rejects him, so he grabs her and gives her a body slam.
Gator Tony Joiner: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - auto theft, breaking and entering
Gator Torrey Davis: A good guy who made a few poor decisions - repeatedly driving with a suspended license until they finally threw him in jail.

All these top 1% of 1% that keep getting in trouble. Maybe Opium Meyer is looking at the wrong 1%. It isn't supposed to be a 1% alcohol level! LMAO @ Opium Meyer!

Posted by: wrote a song about it wanna hear it here it go

Between that last post and your platitudinous song, you certainly have a lot of time on your hands! With your career in songwriting ascending, have you give your mom a move-out date?

At least the CANE fan, the school, and the administration, got tired of this kind of behavior and DEMANDED that they clean it up and they did in the 90's. (1 arrest 2 the GAYtors 30 UNDER urbin myers)
The GAYtor fan shows no remorse or shame and in fact they condone it by excepting this kind of behavior by saying they're all good guys, thier only 20, thier kids being kids, blah, blah, blah, who've just made bad decisions and that they should be allowed to play..
PS, MIAMI recently suspended thier starting QB from playing in a bowl game, (now get this GAYtor fan), for cutting class....

Was that a list of the residents at alachua county jail (on the taxpayers dime) or was that a list of gator football players (on the taxpayers dime)??
THUG LIFE in GAYniesville, either uf will give me a room or the jail will....

Apparently u have forgodden dat Duhhhu

SUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs

Cane dummies. We have a name for the citizens-of the year in the SEC -- the Vanderbilt Commodores. Great guys, never get in trouble, good at chess and of course, will never win anything in football in our lifetime. Your rhetoric is making you out to be the Football-Vandy of the ACC.

Wrote a song,

Wow, you're like an encyclopedia of UF arrests. Left off a couple, though.

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | June 16, 2010 at 07:50 AM


Left off a couple, though.


Did you see the size of that list, and he missed a couple? Now that USC is all wrapped up florida is now on the clock.

Hey Alex, the problem with your list of players dismieed from the team is that no one has heard of ant of them. The big name players who get in trouble like....Brandon Spikes, Aaron Hernandez, Carlos Dunlap, and on and on. How many of these players were dismissed form the team. NONE!!! That's how many. These were star players and all of them on your list were no names.

Urban Crier has absolutely no control over this team or any of the THUGS on it. These players getting into all this trouble is why Urban Crier has the stress related health problems that he has.


Posted by: ibis1966 | June 16, 2010 at 09:36 AM


These players getting into all this trouble is why Urban Crier has the stress related health problems that he has


You must not have gotten the memo ibis. Urban suffers from esophageal spasms.

Receivers

Projected Starters: With four of last year’s top five receivers back, Miami should have more than enough quality targets for Jacory Harris. The veteran and top returning pass-catcher is 6-3, 215-pound senior Leonard Hankerson, who enjoyed a breakthrough year with a team-high 45 catches for 801 yards and eight touchdowns. He uses his size exceptionally well, getting proper position on defensive backs and adjusting to bad balls. Underutilized in his first two seasons, he’s one more productive year away from continuing his career at the next level.

Although the numbers may say otherwise, there’s no question that 6-4, 215-pound junior LaRon Byrd has a trajectory that’ll someday land him in the NFL. On triangle numbers alone, he has the size, speed, and leaping ability that command more looks from the quarterbacks and the coaching staff. While the Hurricanes do like to spread the ball around, he still has way too much upside and natural ability to duplicate last year’s modest 33 receptions for 460 yards and a touchdown.

In terms of tight ends, this is not going to be a vintage Miami squad. It’s not even close. The ‘Canes are banking on 6-4, 270-pound senior Richard Gordon to somewhat offset the losses of Dedrick Epps and Jimmy Graham. He earned a medical hardship after missing all but the opener with Florida State. A better blocker than receiver at this stage of his career, he’s only caught four passes for 32 yards, but has shown more growth and maturity this past offseason.

Projected Top Reserves: The undisputed playmaker of the group is 5-10, 175-pound junior Travis Benjamin, a gamebreaker catching passes, taking handoffs, or returning kicks. One of the fastest players in America and an improving pass-catcher, he’s instant offense, jetting through the secondary before defenders can even break his stride. He only started a pair of games, yet finished his second year with 29 receptions for 501 yards and four touchdowns. Even as a decoy, he’s so quick and electrifying, it can put defenses on their heels.

Although 6-3 and 208-pound junior Aldarius Johnson hasn’t quite panned out in his first two seasons on campus, the program remains optimistic about his future. Drawing comparisons to former ‘Cane Andre Johnson when he arrived, he’s struggled with injuries and consistency, making just 16 catches for 276 yards and a touchdown in 2009. Still, he has the hands, size, and body control on jump balls to never be too far from erupting when given the opportunity.

In the slot, 5-9, 192-pound junior Thearon Collier is barely holding off the competition heading into the summer. A dangerous playmaker from the inside, he caught 18 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown, while standing out as a punt returner. He’s tougher than his size might indicate and has the quickness and change of direction to make defenders look silly when he gets out into space.

Watch Out For … the rotation to be a small and tightly-held group. Randy Shannon prefers to lean on a core of four or five receivers, which is going to make for some fierce competition in the summer. Talented players, like sophomores Kendal Thompkins and Tommy Streeter, are knocking on the door, but if they can’t enter in August, they might be overlooked all year.
Strength: Raw athleticism. As expected, the Hurricanes are flush with gifted athletes on the outside, who give the passing game a nice mix of length, speed, and breakaway ability. The two-deep at wide receiver might all wind up in the NFL at some point, testament to the potential within this ensemble.
Weakness: Tight end. Tight end U.? Not so much this year. Gordon has always had the athletic ability, but it just hasn’t translated into on-field production. If he can’t evolve in his final year, Miami might be inclined to immediately take the wraps off Chase Ford , the 6-6, 245-pound downfield threat out of Kilgore (Tex.) College.
Outlook: Sure, they can be inconsistent at times, but the Hurricanes have a dynamite corps of receivers that will do more good than harm for Harris’ development.


The two deep at wide receiver might end up in the NFL at some point.........

Defensive Line

Projected Starters: With just about everyone back from a year ago, Miami is envisioning its best defensive line in years. It all begins on the outside with 6-4, 288-pound DE Allen Bailey, the freakishly explosive athlete, with a clear path to the Sundays. With a rare blend of burst and acceleration in the frame of a tackle, he has the strength to with most blockers, en route to making plays behind the line. In his first full season in the lineup, he made 34 tackles and a team-high 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks. After making All-ACC first team, national honors could be next.

The frontrunner on the other side is 6-4, 253-pound junior Adewale Ojomo, who is making his way back after sitting out all of 2009 recovering from jaw surgery. Prior to being injured, the staff had been pointing to No. 97 as a possible breakout player because of his quick first step and explosion around the edge. More of a strict pass rusher and weakside end compared to Bailey, he had 17 tackles, four tackles for loss, and three sacks in 2008.

The potential rising star on the inside is 6-3, 300-pound junior Micanor Regis, another ‘Cane lineman with the potential to continue his career on Sundays. Despite not starting a game in 2009, he still managed to turn heads with 19 tackles, three tackles for loss, and a pair of interceptions. A classic run-stuffer, he’s also active sliding down the line and quick enough to disengage and make plays behind the line.

Loyal to his veterans, Randy Shannon is giving first dibs at the other tackle spot to 6-0, 279-pound senior Josh Holmes. Although he doesn’t have prototypical size or the biggest upside, he’s a steady rock in the middle, with three letters and a full season as the starter. He showed a penchant for shooting the gap in 2009, making 22 stops, six tackles for loss, and a sack.

Projected Top Reserves: Sophomore Marcus Fortson was unable to get off the tarmac a year ago, getting shut down after just three games because of an injury. The 6-2, 310-pound former blue-chipper returns intent on recapturing his Freshman All-American form, when he befuddled opposing blockers with his sudden quickness and made 25 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks, despite starting just one game.

On the outside, 6-1, 237-pound junior Marcus Robinson is working hard to become more than just a situational pass rusher. A classic edge rusher, with limitations in run defense, he’s been an integral part of the rotation the last two seasons, using his closing speed and natural lean to wreak havoc in opposing backfields. As a six-game starter in 2009, he had 17 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks, and a 53-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown versus Clemson.

When the ‘Canes want more size and a veteran presence off the bench at end, they’ll turn to 6-3, 250-pound senior Steven Wesley, the recipient of three letters and 17 starts over the last two seasons. A heady defender coming off his best year with the program, he pitched in 17 tackles, a half-dozen tackles for loss, and three sacks in 2009.

Watch Out For … Fortson. As a rookie, he was drawing comparisons to a young Warren Sapp, but the chatter died down when injuries limited him to just three games in 2009. The program is hopeful he can stay healthy and maintain the drive to become a superstar on the interior.
Strength: Depth of talent. There aren’t too many schools in America that go two-deep with talent the way Miami can this year. The rotation has no holes and so many experienced linemen that the competition is destined to bring out the best in everyone.
Weakness: Sacks. Considering all of the talent up front, Miami has to do better than a year ago, when it ranked No. 10 in the ACC at getting to the quarterback. Bailey, Robinson, Wesley accounted for most of the sacks, meaning others need to get involved and ignite the pass rush.
Outlook: It’s been a few years since the Hurricanes have been this stocked on the first line of defense. While Bailey will be the headline act, getting some All-American attention, he’s going to get plenty of help from a front wall just brimming with size, speed, and the potential to control the line of scrimmage.

There aren't to many schools in America that can go two - deep with talent the way Miami can this year.

I curse the day urban gave me one of his little pills. I can't stand being rational. I want to spew nonsense, BAAAAAAAAA. Somebody heeeeeeeeelp me pleeeeeease.

You guys can't come up with anything better then posting your lame ass media guide report? The song was horrible but the posting of the media report was just unoriginal.

all the canes are all world, just read above.

What a bunch of crap

And yes, the []__[] does sukkkk...nice to see that you have adopted what we all know for your handle. What a tool.


Posted by: Steve Rivera | June 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Wrong again Geraldo. Straight from College football News and Scout.com.


http://cfn.scout.com/2/977725.html

http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2010/June10/DBJune15.html

Power ratings for teams to go undefeated. No suprise florida just missed the cut. It's only been a 100 + years.

But uuuuuuuuuuuu left this part out. The part that matters. CFB is cruel. It's especially cruel to 2nd tier chumps with big imaginations like u.

UM Weaknesses: Pass protection. Bigger, in fact, is not always better. The ‘Canes proved to be a lumbering bunch at times in 2009, ranking 100th nationally 10th in the ACC in sacks allowed. With a converted guard at left tackle and a redshirt freshman at right tackle, a swift turnaround could be a longshot.
Outlook: While there’s individual potential and an interesting mix of youth and experience, Miami just never seems to fully put it all together up front. The group lacks consistency and a cohesive personality.

Oh SNAP! Reality

The ‘Canes proved to be a lumbering bunch at times in 2009, ranking 100th nationally 10th in the ACC in sacks allowed.

lmao...aint that the truf. And now u are breaking in a new bunch of freshman and still have ZERO depth and crappy coaches...yeah..undefeated..

keep dreaming cane tard

Posted by: The []__[] SUKKKKKKKKKKKKs | June 16, 2010 at 01:25 PM

Glad to see you read every last word of it turd tard. Now go cut my grass.

Every team has a weakness dooshbag and ours is O - line. The gators have unproven players everywhere except O - line. Top to bottom you lose. I take that back. If Patchan has to play tackle you better hope Brantley has eyes in the back of his head because he will get KNTFO much like tebow did.

So you ready to stay off the Cane boards and give this truce another go SUKKKKKKKs. Balls in your court.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/406774-10-reasons-college-football-recruits-should-chose-miami-over-florida

Posted by: The []__[] SUKKKKKKKKKKKs | June 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Nice, the only reason your fans have to write this desperate lame-ass article is because UF is getting better recruits and is picking them(like everyone else) from da u's backyard. If Miami was superior, they wouldn't have to worry about battling UF for recruits. You don't see any pick UF over UM articles do you?

Posted by: Steve Rivera | June 16, 2010 at 02:24 PM

Did you like the media guide report Geraldo?

Posted by: Steve Rivera | June 16, 2010 at 02:24 PM

uf is getting better recruits. We wont know that for a few years yet. If things keep going like they have in gainesville half your recruits will be incarcerated. My moneys on Powell being the first.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4878419

Once he gets to that shyt hole he will revert back to his old ways.

If UF isn't getting better recruits, then why does your fan base find the need for that weak-ass article?

Posted by: BAWHAHAHA | June 16, 2010 at 02:28 PM

Sorry, I don't use every bit of my energy scanning the entire internet for UF and UM articles. I am sure you are very successful in your career that you have time to do that...

Sorry, I don't use every bit of my energy scanning the entire internet for UF and UM articles. I am sure you are very successful in your career that you have time to do that...

Posted by: Steve Rivera | June 16, 2010 at 02:55 PM


BINGO!!!!!!

Posted by: Geraldos a clairvoyant | June 16, 2010 at 03:07 PM

What is it that you do?

GAINESVILLE – Florida will construct individual bronze statues of former Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after the 2010 season, University Athletic Association board members approved Wednesday.

When is the Torretta and Testerverde statues going to be built in front of your stadium? Oh wait nevermind....

& then alachua county jail can erect statues in front of the jail 4,
frankie i need 2 botttles of crown 2 get my freak on' hammond,
ronnie 'machine gun' wilson,
torrey 'i dont need no license' davis,
janoris 'it took a taser 2 stop me' jenkins,
carlos 'i was just takin a nap at the intersection' dunlap,
aaron 'i smoke 2 joints then i smoke 2 more' hernandez,
brandon 'eye gouger' spikes,
gary 'i like 2 beat up 2 women at a time' brown,
marcus 'c hernandez' thomas,
jarvis 'c hernandez' moss,
jamar 'i take dead peoples credit cards' hornsby,
carl 'i dont care if u dont like me anymore' johnson,
riley 'resistin arrest' cooper,

IS THERE ANYBODY THAT WENT 2 UF THE UNIVERSITY OF FELONS WHO DOESNT HAVE A RAP SHEET?????

Urbin, uve done a good job in gayniesville (takin in thugs & thiefs as long as they can ball) the resume looks good but u need to get out of town before ncaa POSSE & the ignorant fans figure u out..

Let's start this glorious Thursday June 17, 2010 off on a good note and say....


The []_ (formerly The []__[]) SUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs

No gay songs today? Must have finally started working! Congrats!

Or did mom cook a fresh batch of meatloaf?

The Miami fans (who post on this board) are PATHETIC...thank gosh I know some real Cane fans that aren't so stupid. If the sample size was just you guys I'd actually hate the Canes. But I know better.

As a football fan, I just want to continue dominating football in the state of Florida, and watching Miami continue being the 4th best team in the state. If a few guys get in trouble, get suspended, punch a few people, then well, that's life. Yeah, I hope for the best, but I'll just have to settle for the best on the field at this point....

Sad that all Cane fans can point to is arrests, pills, thrills and daffodils - when will they ever be able to simply just point at the scoreboard? How many Cane fans are breathing a sigh of relief that they didn't join the SEC? Wow, that would have been a guaranteed 4 loss season every year, instead of a 1-2 loss season in the ACC. WHEW!

Happy friday gator nation

Repeat after me....

The []__ SUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs

Everyone together, u are pathetic, u are irrelevant, everyone laughs at u

Posted by: So Cal Gator | June 18, 2010 at 01:00 AM

Fourth best in the state you say.

2009

UM 38 - FSU 34

UM 27 - UCF 7

UM 31 - USF 10

As you can see you are full of shyt. Because the gators were scared to play we dont have a score for UM - uf.

Posted by: So Cal Gator | June 18, 2010 at 01:00 AM

So Cal, preachin' the truth. I like how the UM fans and their AD say they didn't want to join the SEC....no need for all that cash and increased national exposure to attract better recruits because paying for their vacations at the Pro Bowl didn't help.

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